I know many people are threatened by the term “White Privilege”. To some, it means that all those minorities are going to take over. That frightens them, the same way the Apartheid did to whites in South Africa. Being afraid of something is not the same as denying it. Anyone who has any sense of history knows that America has been a country of white privilege for its entire existence. In my mind, it is about time that changed. These types of things seem to fester for a very long time before they are actually resolved. Change is coming, whether we want it to or not. That scares far too many of us.
Getting to the main point of this post, just because we whites have been privileged does not mean that we have not had a hard life. I can’t imagine what it was like for a person of color living in the 1960s America. But, by the same token, I’m sure people of color can’t imagine what it is like for a deaf person today, especially one with Aspie traits. Different experiences do not mean that one is worse than the other, only different.
It is up to every generation to pick and choose how they will make the world a better place. There are certainly massive opportunities for improvement today.